Presidents who were born/died on the 4th of July

“Silent Cal” Coolidge is the only President of the United States who was born on the 4th of July. Strangely enough 3 of our first 5ive presidents died on the fourth of July. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day/same year- on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. During their lives those two had an on again off again friendship- at the end of their lives after their retirements from public office they became fast friends again-writing many letters back and forth to each other {these famous letters are out there in book form} Jefferson died a few hours before Adams. Adams last words were “Thomas Jefferson survives” little did he know Jefferson had just died ahead of him. What are the odds on those two dying on like that one the 50th anniversary?

5ive years later the 5th president James Monroe died on July 4, 1831. Monroe had fought in the American Revolutionary War.

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